LAST NIGHT THERE WAS AN EVENT SO EPIC AND HISTORIC THAT ONLY ALL CAPS WILL DO TO TELL IT! ERIC CANTOR LOST TO A TEA PARTY CHALLENGER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! No, seriously. A Tea Party candidate named Dave Brat defeated the sitting House Majority Leader in a primary election in Virginia’s 7th district. Republican congressman Eric Cantor is officially a lame duck. It wasn’t even close. Quack quack. So far I’ve hear three main theories for this totally unexpected upset. Let’s start with the Almighty kos, Supreme Cheeto of the Great Orange Satan:
So much for Jewish elected Republicans. — Markos Moulitsas (@markos) June 11, 2014
That’s right, those redneck racist teabillies in central Virginia voted against Eric Cantor they hate Da Joos. My rebuttal:
The second theory goes like this:
I believe Brat got the majority of D votes. — crosspatch (@VictorB123) June 11, 2014
It was those sneaky Democrats! I guess that is theoretically possible but it would have take quite a few Democrats plus some disgruntled GOP voters. The third theory blames immigration reform:
Eric Cantor a Casualty of Immigration Reform The Tea Party has proven it still packs a political punch in 2014, thanks to the debate over immigration reform. In the most stunning upset so far of this midterm season, the second-highest ranking Republican in the House of Representatives lost his party’s primary on Tuesday. Eric Cantor, the man seen as next-in-line to become House Speaker, was handily defeated by college professor Dave Brat. It’s extraordinary for a congressional leader to lose his or her primary race and, in this case, one of the big reasons for the upset was the highly charged issue of immigration.
I’ll be honest and admit I have no idea what really happened, although I think that first theory is kinda far-fetched. Maybe our VA TCHers can give us some on the ground insights. I do know that this was a big shock to some people, mainly those inside-the-Beltway Village Idiots.
Nobody saw this coming and they are very upset. One thing our ruling elites and their courtiers do not like is when outsiders interfere with their plotting and scheming. Cantor is an insider. Belt is not.
Cantor wasn’t just ANY Republican, he was one of the MOST POWERFUL MEN IN WASHINGTON DC! WHO THE FUCK DO THOSE VOTERS THINK THEY ARE!
This is like a death in the royal family to our ruling elites. If the mob could take down Eric Cantor then nobody is safe!
Expect this story to dominate the political news today.